Pre-pregnancy I was 136 pounds, healthy BMI. I didn't really start gaining much weight until 2nd trimester, and it was a slow weight gain. At almost 35 weeks I weigh 171 pounds, a gain of 35 pounds-the upper limit for recommended gain (and I only know this because of the doctor). The thing is, I don't feel like I've gained that much! I'm not swollen (occasionally I get a little swollen in my hands), I feel pretty good, I can still get into pre-pregnancy pants with the hair-tie trick...in short, I don't know where all this weight is!!!! I know the baby, placenta, blood volume, breast increase, water weight etc is like 15 pounds...where's the rest?! So I've stopped weighing myself since it's just too depressing. Anyway, just wanted a little rant about weight I guess. OH says I'm beautiful and it's normal and I feel beautiful and normal when I look in the mirror, it's just the damn scale saying I weigh too much
Sounds like a good choice, and one that I should probably make too. Honestly I don't think the scale is a very helpful tool during pregnancy since it's impossible to tell how much of what you're gaining is fat vs. baby vs. placenta vs. blood vs. a million other things! And yet we all beat ourselves up when the number goes up at a slightly different rate than what we're told is normal. Ugh
I dont weigh myself. I do it at my appointments but that's only because it's required. I eat healthy foods, no fast food, no high fatty or fried foods etc and don't over eat and I have still gained almost 50 lbs which is literally all baby/belly. I'm not sure where it's all gone either. But all I can do is just work it off after the baby is here and if our OH says we're beautiful that's all that matters!
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i'd say as long as you're feeling good, still able to do everything you want and your blood pressure hasn't sky rocketed then don't worry. it's more important to be healthy than to gain a certain amount of weight. i'd only worry if weight gain starts affecting your general health. i'm the same. i've put on quite a lot in the last couple of weeks, but it's all bump. people have told me from the back i don't even look pregnant, and dh keeps telling me i look fabulous. i'm trying to listen to them and avoid the scales!
Thanks, girls! I did have a bit of a scare with my blood pressure at my last appointment: it has been in the 100s/60s and it was 127/78, but I think it was because I was really tired because I had it checked again a few days ago and it was down to 113/67. Still a little higher than normal but better! I eat pretty healthily and often (pretty much graze all day switching from proteins to carbs) so I know it's not from eating crap!
I'm the same as you.. 130-140 pre-pregnancy (I'm 5'8") - and now I'm probably weighing 180.. it doesn't really bother me anymore, I'm healthy and baby is healthy.. and the midwife isn't concerned.. she keeps telling me to exercise, but eh.. too lazy, haha.
I started at 140 and am now a whole 185! I kind of have been at a standstill at this weight for a few weeks and I'm really hoping it doesn't get much higher. I don't look pregnant anywhere but my belly (it is like a big beach ball though). I don't worry too much though, both baby and I are okay, and my blood pressure has been on the low side all throughout my pregnancy. On top of that my doctor hasn't said anything about my weight gain, and I get weighed at every appointment.
I wouldn't worry. Plenty of time to lose the weight later. I'm 33 weeks and I have put on about 37/38 pounds, it varies. Some weeks my weight stays the same, then I'll gain a pound, then I will lose that pound. But if your Dr isn't concerned, I wouldn't be either
Good choice I started at 130, now 170 but I'm eating well (mostly ) and exercising every day and my midwife isn't bothered in the slightest. She has even stopped weighing me cause she knew it was upsetting me, I'm not sure if that's good
If you are making good eating and exercising choices, I wouldn't worry as we're all different, put on weight at different times and sometimes there's nothing you can do to stop it. Personally I want to know how much I weigh before I give birth because I know how proud I'll feel when I've lost it all again
I started off at 113 and I am 170 now It didn't bother me for the longest time but recently I took some pictures next to my grandma (who is overweight) and she looked tiny compared to me. That didn't bother me much but now everytime my horrible mother sees me she says something about me being fat... like today "I need to get my wide angle lens out to take pictures of you!". So yeah, feeling pretty fat and hope the weight doesn't stay on too long.
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